Lights, cameras, and stunning gowns in white! Bridal buyers have once again gathered in New York for the unveiling of 2020 Fall collections from a wide range of bridal-wear designers from around the globe. Amongst the endless ivory and sparkling glamour parading down the runways, there are some eye-catching features which seem to dictate the design concepts of these 2020 designs. Here is a list of our favourite picks of 2020 bridal trends to try during your dress shopping journey.
GETTING ROMANTIC WITH POET SLEEVES
This year, designers have taken long, thing bell sleeves a step further with extra volume and drama. The additional ballooning of the sleeve between elbow and wrist help add an extra layer of interest to gowns as well as a nod to vintage period dresses. The length this season can range from full-length sleeves to shorter, off-the-shoulder look. For brides who want something a little more modern and quirky, try the off-the-shoulder option.
MODERN 3D EMBELLISHMENTS
Subtle 3D florals of last season have metamorphosised from just small lace or organza petals to dramatic leaves and flowers made from large multi-layered textured lace, soft feathers and loose beaded flowers. These embellishments come in varied density and sizes, but all have the common function of adding textured interest to the wedding dress. For brides who would like to add a touch of glamour whilst still keep a soft touch on the dress, this is a design feature to explore.
RUFFLES AND LAYERING GETS COMPLEX
Layered skirts are a signature feature down New York bridal runways. However, in keeping with the dramatic flair of this season's runways, these ruffles are now more voluminous, more complex and have many many more layers in contrast with previous fashion week designs. These ripple waves come in all sizes, direction, layers and colours. Brides who would like to add drama and volume to their gown, this is the feature to explore. Small ruffles are recommended for those wanting to add texture whilst larger uneven layers are recommended for brides who are looking to add drama but not texture.
GETTING CHEEKY WITH LINGERIE CORSETS
Corsets bodices of last season are back! This time around, designers have taken a more cheeky approach to these bodices by making them sheerer and exposing more of the boning structure to create a slight lingerie touch. This is a good twist to add to a gown for daring brides who like boho or vintage period dresses but still like to have a fun and modern gown.
NOT SO PLAIN JANE
Satins and crepes are used to create chic and clean designs. This season, designers all seem to add a touch of sparkle or beaded magic to these gowns to turn up the glamour but still in keeping with the clean elegance of the designs. For brides who would like to make a statement whilst remaining in-line with classic elegant touches, this is one for you.
FLORALS ARE HERE TO STAY
Butterflies, vines and flowers are back to stay for another season. These spring-like details have become more complex, textured and embellished in comparison to the last. For brides who are looking for something with a touch of fairytale woodlands or a garden wedding, this is a feature which can help enhance the romantic themes.
ADD A TOUCH OF COWBOY
Hayley Paige has introduced a touch of the American cowboy with her latest collection down her wooden runway. The designer debuted pearl and sparkle embellished cowboy hats and swaying tassels to emphasis the Western-styled theme. For brides who are looking at repurposed barnyard weddings or something with a quirky boho twist, this collection is the one to explore!
LET'S EXPLORE SOME METALLICS
In the past, diamontes, glitter and sequins have added touches of reflective grey sparkles to the bridal runway. This year designers have taken a daring step in the metallic world by offering boldly embroidered metallic flowers and fabrics bathed in glorious glitter and reflective beadwork. For sparkle-loving brides who would like a statement dress outside of the traditional ivory whelm if you are daring enough, this is a must-try.
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